Compiz does not integrate well with the system colour scheme

Reported by Lee Hyde on 2011-12-16
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz
Wishlist
Unassigned
Compiz Core
Confirmed
Wishlist
compiz (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Various compiz plug-ins (e.g. resize info, resize window, grid, grab handles,
etc.) use coloured visual elements (e.g. resizing rectangles, info/title labels
and grab targets) to acheive their desired effect.

At present, all of these plug-ins allow the user to manually select the colours
of these various visual elements. It would be preferable, however, for these
plug-ins to draw this information (automatically) from the systems colour
scheme/theme (varying alpha transparency, hue, saturation, etc. from a base
colour defined in the system colour scheme/theme as necessary). I user override
would still be desirable, but the user should not need to manually reconfigure
each and every such plug-in whenever they change colour scheme/theme.

An cogent example; A default installation of Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
comes preconfigured with (broadly) orange coloured visual elements. This suits
the default Ubuntu 11.10 colour scheme/theme very well. However, where a user
to switch to a custom colour scheme/theme, such orange visual elements might
look out of place. They certainly do with my currently preferred colour
scheme/theme, eGTK (from elementaryOS).

To surmise, a more consistent and possibly centralised approach (with the
option of per plug-in user overrides) to colour scheme management and its
application to compiz plug-ins would be desirable.

Various compiz plug-ins (e.g. resize info, resize window, grid, grab handles, etc.) use coloured visual elements (e.g. resizing rectangles, info/title labels and grab targets) to acheive their desired effect.

At present, all of these plug-ins allow the user to manually select the colours of these various visual elements. It would be preferable, however, for these plug-ins to draw this information (automatically) from the systems colour scheme/theme (varying alpha transparency, hue, saturation, etc. from a base colour defined in the system colour scheme/theme as necessary). I user override would still be desirable, but the user should not need to manually reconfigure each and every such plug-in whenever they change colour scheme/theme.

An cogent example; A default installation of Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) comes preconfigured with (broadly) orange coloured visual elements. This suits the default Ubuntu 11.10 colour scheme/theme very well. However, where a user to switch to a custom colour scheme/theme, such orange visual elements might look out of place. They certainly do with my currently preferred colour scheme/theme, eGTK (from elementaryOS).

To surmise, a more consistent and possibly centralised approach (with the option of per plug-in user overrides) to colour scheme management and its application to compiz plug-ins would be desirable.

Lee Hyde (anubeon) on 2011-12-16
summary: - Various compiz plug-ins visual elements do not integrate well with the
- system colour scheme
+ Compiz does not integrate well with the system colour scheme
Changed in compiz:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
affects: compiz → compiz-core
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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